Winter is here…time to raise the car 3mm to clear ice.


Simple shot I took after taking my daughter to the park… (Hipstamatic via iPhone 4s)

Yes, the title is just for fun, I don’t raise it at all. Driving low in the winter isn’t really too much of a challenge. You just need to look out for accumulated ice that drops off from people’s wheel wells (you know, those gray/black blocks) ..other than that it’s quite simple. Low and slow is the way to go…

~elpres

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Blog paint job…

Ok, so you can’t really paint the blog..but it’s going through some major changes. Don’t be alarmed if you see things change here or there as we wet sand and buff things back to normal. Also be on the lookout for some additional pages from new bloggers and old bloggers alike. These other pages will be an addition to the main blog (just not solely Liberty related) and offer other information and news pertinent to the scene as a whole or technical info to help you get the job done. I will personally be showcasing various trends and styles from across the pond in Japan..stay tuned!

Koi

~ elpres

Automotive Lasik surgery..”re-vision” 5.

Having undergone several “procedures” in the past, this X300 has seen quite it’s share of the operating table. The factory lighting is decent at best and only slightly improved to the X308 chassis that follows it. Rather than going the normal X300 -> X308 route..why not just take something superior and then make it even better? Well..this is what happens when the answer is “sure, why not”.

Thank you BMW! Or should I say Hella..for the 5 series black series crosshair headlights. This was the starting point.
Finding a compatible donor is really the most difficult part of the entire process. Since a few other BMW donors had been used in past procedures it was an easy choice. First step? Remove them from the BMW brackets:
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LIBERTY GARAGE: 021 continued

Picked up the car from Pro Customs tonight. Matt and I went over a bunch of things we plan to do as well as some revisions we plan to make in the coming weeks. The Leon Hardiritt Waffe’s are getting refinished this week..so the beater wheels will have to suffice for now. Here’s a quick night time shot to hold you over till I have some good light and can clean the car up as I’m sure there’s a pound of “shop” here and there..I present you the gratuitous gas station steez:
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Earthquakes, then tsunami…Pray for our tomodachi in Japan.

A massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake has struck off Japan’s northeastern coast, triggering a 20 foot tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland. Fires triggered by the quake burned out of control up and down the coast.

TV footage showed waves of muddy waters sweeping over farmland near the city of Sendai, carrying buildings, some on fire, inland as cars attempted to drive away. It was surreal to watch on CNN. Sendai got slammed hard..I’m afraid of what the damages to life will be when the water recedes. This was after several earthquakes in recent days near Japan.

In addition to all of that, aircraft are being diverted to inland fields, trains have been stopped, and many roadways are clogged. It’s a transportation nightmare.

Lets hope for the best and if you’re religious, now would be the time to pray for these people…Liberty sends it’s hope/regards to those affected by this disaster.

-elpres

Hall of Fame 2010: Agi “WidebodyQ”

We see a lot of people in our crew doing great work and some always trying to lend a helping hand to make this team a better place to be and something to be proud of.  We all come from different walks of life, drive many different types of cars…we even come from different places across the globe.  But there’s always those people that are the cement to our foundation.  Enter…The Liberty Hall of Fame award.

To start this off, we’re doing something special.  We’re actually going to honor someone for 2010 Hall of famer…who also happens to be our January 2011 recipient.  I received many votes of praise for one individual.  Agim, AGI, or as some females know him..”Agim Jones”.

Agi at Black
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Mobile blogging…

Not exactly an “official” blog, but just keeping us current with capabilities on the move.

Just wanted to test out my new mobile blogging app..so if you’re reading this, I can blog from anywhere at any time..which could prove to be useful in the future from meets or any other time sensitive material.


Riding high in some freezing rain…summer where for art though.
Riding high in the freezing rain...